The Director of Behavioral Health is a Registered Nurse or Masters Level Independently Licensed Clinician who assumes 24-hour administrative responsibility for the management of all Behavior Health Program functions. Supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care. Develops and implements programmatic plans, including performance improvement activities and compliance with current regulations. Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the Behavioral Health program(s) and effectively utilizes employee resources, time responsibilities for the unit and is directly accountable to the CNO/Administrator. Communicates with staff, physicians and administration both written and verbally. Develops and administers comprehensive Behavioral Health Programing that responds to the patient demographic needs and support the organization?s overall mission, philosophy and program goals. Integrates the Behaviorial Health Services? into the continuum of care as appropriate to the facility needs; provides leadership, direction and clinical supervision in accordance with the organizational and depart mental goals and objectives.